Ex-Governors In Edo State To Get N200 Million Houses

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The Edo State House of Assembly has approved the construction of houses for former governors and deputy governors at a rate that should not exceed N200 million and N100 million, respectively, in any location of their choice.

This development was following the consideration of a bill for a law to amend the existing legislation on the Pension Rights of Governors and their Deputies in the state.

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Majority Leader of the assembly, Foly Ogedengbe, before moving the motion for the consideration of the new bill, first moved that House rules 20, 27, 42, 43, 44 and 45 be suspended, to enable the assembly to consider the bill.

The motion was seconded by the Deputy Speaker, Elizabeth Ativie representing Uhunwode State constituency.

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Considering the bill as a committee of the whole, the lawmakers amended the law to read that a governor and his deputy shall be entitled to a house each, at any location of their choice.

The new law, however, provides that the houses shall not be more than N200m and N100m, respectively.

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Many states in the country have enacted similar laws.

Edo state recently witnessed a peaceful transition which saw former Governor Adams Oshiomhole hand over power to Godwin Obaseki, after having served out two four-year tenures.

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